SWINDON Town manager Ben Garner is looking forward to his first competitive home game at The County Ground this afternoon.

Garner was speaking at a press conference ahead of today’s League Two clash with Carlisle United which brings fans back into the stadium for the first competitive home game this season.

Following a thrilling 3-1 win against Scunthorpe United last weekend, and a penalty shootout loss to Cambridge United on Tuesday, Garner is looking forward to the match.

He said: “We’re really excited about the game from a football point of view, but also from a club and a community point of view of the atmosphere - and the supporters having their club back and being able to come to a home game and watch their team.

“From day one, the positivity around the club has been fantastic.

“The energy of Clem Morfuni , the interaction that he gives for the supporters is incredible.

“He’s delivering on exactly what he said he would do when he came into the club, he wants fan engagement.

“He wants that community spirit back and that’s a big part of what we want to build at the football club.”

Town currently sit top of the League Two table after the win against Scunthorpe and Garner is aware of the challenge that Carlisle will bring following their 0-0 draw against Colchester.

He said: “I watched their game from last Saturday. Although they didn’t score, they certainly should have done.

“They had really good opportunities and could have actually had three or four in the game. So it’s certainly not that they’re not creating opportunities.

“They then had a tough midweek game against Sheffield United who are a very strong Championship side.

“Chris Beech has done a really good job since going in there at Carlisle.

He said: “We know it’s going to be a tough game. Obviously home game, first crowd in, we’re looking forward to it.”

With the transfer window still open, Garner revealed that the club are in a good position, but did not rule out making further signings.

He said: “We’re really happy with the position we’re in now, in terms of recruitment.

“We’ve done a really good bulk of the squad and the players we wanted to get in.

“Players we identified as our targets, absolutely over the moon to get a number of those in the door.

He added: “We’ve not got time to relax but we’ve got time to assess, make sure now we bring the right players in at the right positions and we will do that over the window.”